As a community church we want to be able to support and journey with people in all areas of their lives, and as a member of the Church of England we are pleased to be able to offer baptism, marriage and funeral services to those in our parish.
Are you getting married & live in our parish?
If you are getting married in a church and live in our parish (check here) then you will need to have your Banns read at St Peter's. Banns of Marriage are read out on three consecutive Sundays during the three months before the wedding. At the end of this you will receive a certificate to give to the minister who is marrying you. We would love to see you at one of the services when your Banns are being read.
You can download the application form here, and return it by email (to 'banns @ spb. church') or to the church office once completed. There will be a fee of £41 - if you are sending a cheque (payable to St Peter’s Church Battersea) please include this when you send your form, or if you would prefer to pay by bank transfer let us know and we will provide you with bank details.
Would you like to get married at our church?
We are looking forward to being able to host weddings in our new building from 2019. If you would like to get married at St Peter's then do let us know. We will arrange a time for you to have an initial chat with our vicar Patrick, and we can then move on to looking at dates, practicalities and paperwork. It is worth noting at this stage that it is normal practice for at least one of the couple to have a connection to the church where they wish to get married. For example:
Do you live in our parish?
Are you a member of St Peter’s?
Do you have some other connection to St Peter’s such as your parents were married here or you were baptised here?
Do get in touch if you have any questions.
Would you like to arrange a baptism?
Baptism is a response to God's love - a desire and a commitment to respond to God's call to follow Jesus. It is also a celebration, a time to come together with family and friends; remembering that you are loved by God, are part of a wider community and have a place with God's people.
In the baptism of young children, parents thank God for the gift of life, make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith and ask for the Church’s support.
At St Peter's we baptise both adults and children, and people often choose to dedicate babies. If this is something you are interested in then do get in touch with us, and we will arrange for someone to contact you to discuss further.
Would you like to arrange a funeral?
A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world.
Our clergy are available to take services of cremation or burial, and our new building will be able to be used for funeral services.
Funerals are normally arranged with the Church via your funeral director, but do get in touch if you have any queries or would like to talk to someone about your loss.